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208 Persons in the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame:

Al Green

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Greene
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and soul and R&B singer. Broadway musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God. Albums I'm Still in Love with You, Al Green's Greatest Hits. Songs Let's Stay Together, I'm Still in Love with You

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2014 as a member of
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Albert Brumley

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward Brumley
Also Known As:
Albert E. Brumley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote Southern and shape note gospel songs I'll Fly Away, I'm Bound for the Land of Canaan, Turn Your Radio On

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1972 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970 as a member of
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of

Amy Grant

Real/Birth Name:
Amy Lee Grant
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Vince Gill by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Gospel and Christian music. Album Legacy: Hymns & Faith

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2017 as a member of

Andrať Crouch

Real/Birth Name:
Andrať Edward Crouch
Also Known As:
Andrae Crouch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer and pastor.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Christian Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of

Aretha Franklin

Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer. Movie The Blues Brothers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 1994 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a member of
Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
National Medal of Arts 1999 as a member of
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of

BeBe Winans

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Winans
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and gospel vocalist. Groups BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Winans

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of

Bill Gaither

Real/Birth Name:
William J. Gaither
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Gloria Gaither by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote popular Southern gospel songs He Touched Me, Because He Lives, Something Beautiful. Host of his TV show Homecoming. Member of The Bill Gaither Trio, The Gaither Vocal Band

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1983 as a member of

Billy Graham

Real/Birth Name:
William Franklin Graham Jr.
Also Known As:
Rev. Billy Graham
Nickname(s):
America's Pastor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Popular evangelist and preacher. Honorary knighthood (KBE) 2001. Met with 12 presidents.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Congressional Gold Medal 1996 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983 as a member of

CeCe Winans

Real/Birth Name:
Priscilla Marie Winans
Also Known As:
Priscilla Marie Winans Love
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and R&B singer. Groups BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Winans. Song Count on Me

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2009 as a member of

Dolly Parton

Real/Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Stella Parton by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Joyful Noise. Movie 9 to 5. Songs I Will Always Love You, Coat of Many Colors, 9 to 5. Composer for Broadway musical 9 to 5. Tony Award nomination. Subject of television movie Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2006 as a member of
Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
East Tennessee Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2009 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
National Medal of Arts 2005 as a member of
Small Town of America Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
The Americana Highway Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of

Dottie Rambo

Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel music. Songs He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock. Died in an accident when the bus she was in crashed.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2011 as a member of
NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Duane Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Duane Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of

Elvis Presley

Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1990 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2008 as a member of
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2018 as a member of
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of
The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of

Fanny Crosby

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Jane Crosby
Also Known As:
Frances van Alstyne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind since shortly after birth. Writer of the words for many popular Christian Protestant hymns. Song Blessed Assurance (...Jesus is mine...Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine.) and songs I Am Thine, O Lord, Rescue the Perishing, Tell Me the Story of Jesus, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour, To God Be the Glory

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1975 as a member of

Gloria Gaither

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Sickal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Bill Gaither by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

TV show Homecoming. Member The Bill Gaither Trio. Southern gospel singer. Composer with her husband. Often the lyricist.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of

Harold Reid

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Reid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass singer, co-founder of group The Statler Brothers. Harold and Don Reid were brothers, others were not. Country and gospel music. Songs Flowers on the Wall, Do You Know You Are My Sunshine, Bed of Roses

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Country Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Homer Rodeheaver

Real/Birth Name:
Homer Alvan Rodeheaver
Nickname(s):
Rody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel music publisher. Songs In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross. Published over 80 songbooks.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1973 as a member of

Hovie Lister

Real/Birth Name:
Hovie Franklin Lister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel. Founder of the group The Statesmen Quartet singing tenor.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

J.D. Sumner

Real/Birth Name:
John David Sumner
Also Known As:
JD Sumner
Nickname(s):
World's Lowest Bass Singer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 3 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern Gospel singer with a deep bass voice. Formerly listed as the World's Lowest Bass Singer. Groups Sunshine Boys, Blackwood Brothers, Stamps Quartet, Masters V. Song The Old Country Church

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Jack Ely

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Brown Ely
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Kingsmen. Song Louie Louie

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
Oregon Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

James Wetherington

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Wetherington
Also Known As:
James S. Wetherington
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 28 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of The Statesmen Quartet as the bass singer.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Jimmie Davis

Real/Birth Name:
James Houston Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two-term governor of Louisiana (1944-1948 and 1960-1964.) Songs You Are My Sunshine, Suppertime, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Someone to Care

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Jimmy Fortune

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Fortune
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor, vocals with group The Statler Brothers. Songs Elizabeth, Too Much on My Heart, My Only Love, More Than a Name on a Wall

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Country Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Joe Bonsall

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph S. Bonsall
Also Known As:
Cat Joe Bonsall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Wears a moustache. Group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'all Come Back Saloon, You're the One

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Cajun Music Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of

Johnny Cash

Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
husband of
June Carter Cash, until her earlier death.
Younger than June Carter Cash by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. Group The Highwaymen. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 1996 as a member of
Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of
Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of
Guitar Center RockWalk 1990 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of
Music City Walk of Fame 2015 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977 as a member of
National Medal of Arts 2001 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992 as a member of
Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a member of
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977 as a member of

Lew DeWitt

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Calvin DeWitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tenor. Gospel group The Statler Brothers. Song Flowers on the Wall

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Country Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Mahalia Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Mahala Jackson
Nickname(s):
Halie
The Queen of Gospel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer, also active in the civil rights movement.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1978 as a member of
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of

Mavis Staples

Real/Birth Name:
Mavis Staples
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Her family's band The Staple Singers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Kennedy Center Honors 2016 as a member of
Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Pat Boone

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Eugene Boone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
father of
brother of
uncle of
cousin of
husband of
Shirley Boone, until her death.
Younger than Shirley Boone by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Love Letters in the Sand, Moody River. Movie Journey to the Center of the Earth. Christian pop singer.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of

Pops Staples

Real/Birth Name:
Roebuck Staples
Also Known As:
Roebuck "Pops" Staples
Nickname(s):
Pops
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 9 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group The Staple Singers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame as a member of
Blues Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of
International Guitar Hall of Fame as a member of
Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of
SoulMusic Hall of Fame as a member of

Richard Sterban

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Sterban
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Deep bass singer. Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of

Ricky Skaggs

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Lee Skaggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar, fiddle, mandolin (his primary instrument), banjo. Mostly bluegrass music. Played mandolin at age 6 with Bill Monroe. Groups Kentucky Thunder, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Albums Highways and Heartaches, Don't Cheat in Our Hometown

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 2018 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2016 as a member of

Shirley Caesar

Real/Birth Name:
Shirley Ann Caesar
Also Known As:
Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams
Pastor Shirley Caesar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer and songwriter.

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of

Stuart Hamblen

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Stuart Hamblen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I Won't Go Huntin' with Ya, Jake, But I'll Go Chasin' Women, It Is No Secret, This Ole House

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Jennings Ford
Nickname(s):
The Ol' Pea-Picker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Sixteen Tons. TV show I Love Lucy

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Country Music Hall of Fame 1990 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984 as a member of

Thomas A. Dorsey

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Also Known As:
Georgia Tom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the founder of "black gospel" church music. Composer of songs Peace in the Valley, Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of
Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1982 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1979 as a member of
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of

Tim Spencer

Real/Birth Name:
Vernon Harold Timothy Spencer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-founder and member of Sons of the Pioneers

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Hall of Great Western Performers 1995 as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 1980 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1985 as a member of
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971 as a member of
Texas Trail of Fame 2001 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1994 as a member of

Vestal Goodman

Real/Birth Name:
Vestal Freeman
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Gospel Music (Southern Gospel)
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Southern gospel singer. A founding member of group The Happy Goodman Family

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

William L. Golden

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Golden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One

Bands, Groups, Honored by Halls of Fame:

Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of
Grand Ole Opry as a member of
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of
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